Heikki Pihlajamäki has been awarded with the Gad Rausing Prize

Professor Heikki Pihlajamäki of the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki has been awarded the 2024 Gad Rausing Prize for his ingenious and groundbreaking research in comparative legal history. The award is worth 1.5 million Swedish krona.

Heikki Pihlajamäki has played an influential role and gained significant international recognition in the field of legal history for his keen empirical and theoretical acuity and his extensive chronological and global perspectives. His research is characterised by a profound understanding of legal technicalities in the past and the ability to use comparative methods to uncover legal principles and practices, including their basis in legal philosophy.

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